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Nov 16, 2005, 06:29 PM
Lee / RC Enthusiast
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Funder 'n Lightning

Hey fellas,

Here is a little video my friend and I put together. It is based on the Blue Funder design by Robb. The thread for the Blue Funder and Funder 'n Lightning can be found HERE.

Funder 'n Lightning Video HIGH quality - WMV file @ 34MB.

Funder 'n Lightning Video LOW quality- WMV file @ 10MB.


-Lee R. / YarSmytheJr
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Nov 16, 2005, 07:44 PM
Twist n' Shout!
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sweet flyer you've got there. THanks for sharing the video.
Nov 17, 2005, 12:43 AM
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Great flying and music score. Very well done, Thanks
Nov 17, 2005, 07:54 PM
Chillin till SEFF
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Exceptional video! Score matched perfectly with the flying and that's the best flying FFF I can remember seeing. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire flight. Kudos to the camera person as well.

Nov 23, 2005, 07:36 AM
Very nice video and plane !
Nov 25, 2005, 04:51 PM
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I need to build myself a nice little foamy like that.
Nov 25, 2005, 10:23 PM
Lee / RC Enthusiast
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Originally Posted by SaulOhio
I need to build myself a nice little foamy like that.
If anyone builds a Funder 'n Lightning, please make sure you post the images on the original BLUE FUNDER thread. I'd love to see a fleet of these!

Mar 27, 2006, 07:10 PM
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Dimensions or underside pics of Funder 'n Lightning ?


What's the basic dimensions for this interesting twin-boom screamer? Even an underside pic would help.

Mar 28, 2006, 10:39 AM
Thanks for posting a Mac-friendly video! I had to go through 10 others posted today before I found one I could actually view. Micro$soft doesn't support the Mac version of Windows Media Player anymore, and anything using the "playlist" format is unreadable.

Good choice of music - John Williams is my favorite composer.

Oh, and nice plane, too!
Apr 01, 2006, 12:28 AM
cousin Dave
Good music, good editing and good flying. Outstanding.
May 20, 2006, 06:46 AM
Lee / RC Enthusiast
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Thought I'd bump up the thread so more people could get a chance to view it. The video link is at the top. Here is the latest paint job on her.
May 20, 2006, 04:22 PM
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Cool plane, really like how it looks like s P-38.
Have any details/picture/plans/measurments of it, so I could try to make one?
Aug 25, 2006, 10:08 AM
Fly it like you stole it..
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Well, I had a funder.. I guess the only thing is to build a Funder'N'LIghnin..

Just curious, what are the dimensions from the end of the ailerons to the LE of the wing, that is the only dimension I cannot find..

2robinhood - maybe this pic will help..
Aug 26, 2006, 11:23 AM
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The aileron is about 2 1/2 inches inboard the wing tip. Attached are some details on mine (my second). I used some carbon fiber arrow shafts for the spar and booms - MUCH stronger. I have mine radically over powered with an eFlite 450 and APC 10x7 running off a 3cell 1600 lipo. Because it is so rigid, it responds like a fuel injected rattlesnake. I've played combat with some other folks and they just quit because the F & L turns so hard. Plus with the power, I can out accelerate anyone who does manage to get on my tail. I use this model every weekend as my warm-up plane and also when winds are too high and the only folks flying are wings. If you scale up like the Boomer or Carl's drone, you need to lengthen the boom more than simple scaling up. The increased wing area makes the plane closer coupled and it gets twitcher.

Aug 26, 2006, 11:48 AM
Fly it like you stole it..
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Rock on..

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